I was out of town when Sculpture Walk About reception was held, announcing the artists and the chance to meet them. So I drove by the sculpture this morning and found this:
So I came home and googled, and found that much of her artwork is centered around the casualties of war. You can see more images of her sculptures and her bio here. I hate to admit that I was slightly disappointed that it wasn't specifically about stillbirth or infant death. It's a powerful piece though, and ultimately, it's still about child loss, just in a different context.
- I had a comment wondering about my bridge building. I should clarify by saying that it was L and my f.i.l. who were doing the bridge building, and I was helping with the documentation of it :) It is a small bridge that my in-laws are making by their house to help make a better driveway.
- Once of the days we took flowers to my L's grandpa's grave at the local cemetery. We did that, and remembered that L had a second cousin who was stillborn. We found his grave, and left a flower for him too. The name of the parents are on the gravestone, but I photoshopped them out.
- We actually did quite a bit of shooting this past weekend. Just target practice. (And L was not standing on the bridge while I was shooting...)
- And we finished up the weekend with a delightful trip to the local lake for a night of camping for my b.i.l's birthday. The weather was perfect, and everyone had a great time.